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Apply for the Kader Asmal Fellowship

Brief Description

This fellowship was set up in 2012 in honor of the late Professor Kader Asmal, who taught law at Trinity College Dublin for 27 years, specializing in human rights, labor, and international law. He co-founded the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement in 1963 and served as Chair until his return to South Africa in 1990. He was part of the ANC team that negotiated the transition to democracy. Under this fellowship programme, Irish Aid supports students from South Africa to undertake Masters level studies in Ireland in strategically-important disciplines including finance, business, engineering, sustainable technologies and public health and nutrition.


The scholarship award covers course fees, required flights, accommodation, monthly allowances, insurance and other incidental expenses.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be a resident national of South Africa

  • Have a minimum of two years' relevant work experience (this can include internships and volunteering)

  • Hold an honours' level academic qualification with a minimum grade point average of 75% (First class honour, or second class honour, Grade

  • be seeking funding for a full-time postgraduate programme in one of the above listed subject areas

  • be able to take up fellowship in the academic year 2021/2022

  • Must not have applied for Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme on more than one previous occasion.


31 August, 2020. 17:00 GMT

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